Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gift Ideas for the creative soul


Having just spent hours in the garden, I thought this idea was perfect for this time of year.  I know in the US they will celebrate mother's day on the second Sunday in May, so this gift is perfect and really inexpensive.  What's more, you'll be doing your bit for the planet.
This idea comes courtesy of Giver's Log.
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The intent of seed tape is to make planting easier when you have teeny tiny seeds that need to be planted just inches apart (like carrots and radishes). But it’s also fun for gifting flower seeds or giving away seeds you’ve collected from your own garden. And it’s a pretty simple and very kid-friendly project.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
-1/4 cup flour + enough water to make a paste
-strips of paper to make the tape: black and white newspaper (no colored ink), single-ply toilet paper, and a thin paper bag all work
-something for dabbing on drops of the paste, like the back of a paint brush
-and seeds!
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You might also add a pretty flower to your boxes to pretty them up a bit. ;)

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